Perks, Benefits and More

As a resident at Driscoll Children’s Hospital, we know you aren’t just building your career, you’re building your life. From creating a tight-knit community to growing your own families—our program aims to make sure you have support for the things that are most important to you.

Residency life on dock

Salary and Benefits

Residents are paid on a biweekly basis. Payroll is completed via direct deposit to the resident’s bank account. Salaries are competitive with other regional pediatric residency programs.

Salary
PL-1 residents: $56,762
PL-2 residents: $58,900
PL-3 residents: $60,600

Benefits
From meal allowance to medical book reimbursement to covering several kinds of insurance—DCH provides a host of benefits to support you and your family, so you can focus on becoming the best pediatrician possible.

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Biannual Retreats

It’s important for our residents to spend time outside of the hospital with co-residents and medical education staff.

In late October, we go to a retreat at Camp Zephyr, about 50 miles away from campus, and spend a weekend of fun and camaraderie with the Program Director, Associate Program Directors and Chief Residents. Some of the activities done in the past have included paint ball, zip lining, wall climbing and an Amazing Race concluding the event.

In spring, a second retreat is held (usually a single-day event). Past activities include spending time on the beach or day camping at Lake Corpus Christi. Families are encouraged to participate.

The result: participants return to the hospital feeling recharged and with a greater sense of togetherness.

Resident Wellness Activities

With the challenge of our residency curriculum and the responsibilities of patient care, we make sure to incorporate resident wellness activities into our program.

Resident-Led Activities
From meal allowance to medical book reimbursement to covering several kinds of insurance—DCH provides a host of benefits to support you and your family, so you can focus on becoming the best pediatrician possible.

Wellness Curriculum
We have a robust wellness curriculum aimed at providing tools for physicians. Dr. Parmar engages residents through case-based discussion on wellness issues related to their working environment, how to prevent burnout and promote mental health.

Meetings

Residents represent DCH in several meetings such as AAP, TPS and annual Jacobi Jug competition—along with various symposiums and conferences.

Research Day

Yearly Resident Research Day
Residents are required to complete a hypothesis-driven research project and present it at this annual event held in May—and are also encouraged to submit their research to the Texas Pediatric Society’s annual Resident Research Poster competition.

Symposium

Medical Education QI Symposium
Residents are required to present their QI projects every June to a panel of QI leaders in the hospital during our annual Medical Education QI Symposium.

Location: Corpus Christi

Whether you’re new to South Texas or just new to the DCH residency program, you’ll find great neighborhoods to live in and plenty to do and see in Corpus Christi.

DCH Resident Apartment Rent

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